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- English Professor: Elementary question to ensure that you learned the things you should have learned in grade school: How many vowels are there in the English language?
- Linguistics Student: Oh! I know this! Depends on your accent, but most commonly argued somewhere from 12-15. But I've also heard the argument that we have as many as 20 vowels!
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- Linguistics Student: ....Oh whoops. English class.
- Linguistics Student: a e i o u
- Linguistics Student: Five.
Yes, I’m a Senior. I’ll be graduating in a few months and then what? Hopefully I land a job after getting my most-awaited diploma.
But before that, let me share my depressing grades this semester. Gaah. I don’t know what happened. I used to be one of the smartest kids in my class. Now? It’s as if I didn’t even try. Maybe it’s because I was still adjusting since I became an officer (catering to over 700 students plus the trainees) this semester, and the dancing (yeah sure, I danced once and trained for a month, BUT STILL! IT WAS A MONTH!). Whatever the reason is, I lost sight of what’s important — making my parents proud. Yeah I know, my parents will be proud of me no matter what, but still. GETTING HIGH GRADES IS A SOURCE OF PARENTS’ PRIDE ON THEIR KIDS. And that’s what I’m hoping to get.
This coming semester, I will regain my 1 point something GRADE POINT AVERAGE. I dumbed down to 2.0! 2.0! Do you know what that is?! AVERAGE. NO OFFENSE TO THOSE WHO GET 2 POINT SOMETHINGS IN THEIR GPA/GWA. I’M GRADE CONSCIOUS. SARREH.
So yeah, my theme for my last semester in college is REDEMPTION. Nothing else. I was too engrossed with my extra-curricular activities that I forgot about my academics. It’s very hypocritical of me to tell my trainees to do good in their exams when I didn’t. I was making proposals rather than solving transportation problems. I was planning and organizing events rather than doing a vertical and horizontal analysis of my marketing plan. I was out partying and training rather than studying.
But that’s all in the past (even though I just saw my grades earlier today). This semester is different.
TIME MANAGEMENT. I’m poor at this but I have no choice but to be good. I’m an officer of my org, yes. But I’m a student first. I have to know the balance of it all. If others can do it, then so can I.
But here’s the challenge. I just signed up to join a CHEERING SQUAD in my school. No people, not the ever famous Salinggawi Dance Troupe. I joined a local cheering squad. But this squad IS NO JOKE. They’re very known in the whole university. Well in the cheering “industry” so to speak. LOL. :))
COMMERCE CHEERING SQUAD. Does that ring a bell Thomasian followers? I bet it does. They’re the back-to-back champions of UST Cheermania. They are what we call QUADRI CHAMPS. They won half a million last year. HALF A MILLION, THAT’S 500,000! Do you know how big of an amount that is?! They were all over the local TV networks when they won. Imagine that?! WOAH.
And I joined this squad. Really? What am I thinking?! I’m hardly a dancer anymore. My high school self would be thrilled since she’s a dancer. But the college me?! I think not. Yeah I danced a few all through out my stay in UST but not to this degree, NO.
How did it happen?
A friend of mine, who happens to be the CHEER CAPTAIN of the squad messaged me on Facebook telling me that they’re in need of members in their squad and she happened to recommend me. I was like “Are you serious?! Me?!” She was confident that I could do it and she has my back all the way. She’ll teach me basic stunts and all.
HAHA. Me? Doing stunts? It’s like telling a fish to fly. I DON’T DO STUNTS. At least not anymore. The most daring stunt that I could do is a somersault. Babies do that. I’m very heavy. Stunts? GAAH. I couldn’t even carry myself anymore to do a baby freeze. :|
But like I said, she’ll teach me everything I need to know. And she believes in me. If the Cheer Captain believes in me, then I might as well believe in myself too! HAHAHA.
Why did I say yes? Well not only because she’s a friend but there’s a part of me that really wanted to. It’s THE COMMERCE CHEERING SQUAD. They’re very famous and being asked to be part of their team is something already. I also want to learn a few stunts. And I kinda like dancing too. HAHAHA. :))
I start training on Thursday. WISH ME LUCK. I hope I meet their standards. But I am looking forward to it. New friends, new moves, new everything! HAHAHA. If they change their mind in letting me join, I’d completely understand. But I would try my best not to disappoint my friend. :)
The Commerce Cheering Squad at Cheermania 2011.
Quadri Champions with PhP 500,000 cash prize.
So redemption? Yeah. I can still do that. Hardcore training? I’d take that as a challenge in my way to redeeming my above average grades. I’m no Dean’s Lister but in no way am I AVERAGE.
So School Started..
It’s my last semester as an undergrad and each day I freak out a LITTLE more. I had an internship, but I still don’t feel completely ready for the “so-called” real world. I’m thinking about getting another one, but I most-honestly do not have the time, considering I’m taking 15 credits and coach approximately 20/25 hours per week at the gym.
I’m already on the job hunt, but most jobs want more experience. *SIGH* So I made another Tumblr account. This one features a more professional blog that relates to my age group (college students and those entering the life after school). Check it out if you’re interested: pr-actice
Alright, time to get back to my research. Ya know, considering I already have a term - project due date coming up (2/2/12). Uhmm, why did my group volunteer to go first again? At least I already got my first speech out of the way. Oh and yes, I started school two days ago.
Here’s to the crazy life of being a senior in college!
I ordered all of my textbooks for the spring semester today.
This may be the last time that I’m buying a textbook, unless I decide that I do want to go back for my Ph.D. later down the line. It’s sort of strange knowing that this is it. In about 4 months, I will have earned my master’s degree. In less than 4 months, I’ll be done with my internship. I’m afraid because this could possibly be the end of school, yet it’s the beginning of my career and adulthood. I’m not exactly sure where I’m going to be, where I’ll be living, or where I’ll be working. Why is the future a bit scary?